Homemade Apple Crostata

Apple crostata is an easy variation of apple pie. This open-faced rustic apple tart, sometimes called a galette, has all the flavors of apple pie with less stress.

More apples? Make apple turnovers, apple crisp (gluten free!) or this pumpkin-apple breakfast smoothie

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What is Apple Crostata?

Apple Crostata is a simple version of apple pie — given a fancy Italian name!

If we wanted to use French terms, we’d call it a galette (like this raspberry galette, yum!).

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This easy crostata uses from-scratch pie crust and is left open faced, so it’s perfect for apple lovers who want more apple and less crust in their pie.

How to Make Apple Crostata

Similar to homemade apple pie, we start by making the crust.

Combine flour, sugar and salt, then cut in the cold butter until the mixture is crumbly.

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Add ice water in very small amounts until the dough is moist and forms a ball.

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Roll the dough into a 12-inch round and place it in the pie tin or pan.

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Next, make the apple pie filling!

Sprinkle the sliced apples with sugar and flour, then sprinkle with apple pie spice.

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Place the apples in the center of the crust.

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Fold the edges of the dough over the apple mixture.

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The dough won’t cover all the apples like a traditional apple pie — just enough to form a good edge crust to hold all the filling nicely in the pie.

Bake and serve with ice cream, whipped cream, and/or a drizzle of caramel!

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Easy Apple Crostata Recipe

Apple Crostata

Serves 4-6
Prep Time: 15 min
Cook Time: 45-50 min
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Prep Time:15 mins
Cook Time:50 mins

Ingredients

Crust

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup 1 stick unsalted butter cold and cut into cubes
  • 2 tablespoons ice water

Filling

  • 4 cups 4 medium apples peeled, cored and sliced or chopped
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 ½ teaspoons apple pie spice **see notes

Serving

  • caramel homemade or store bought (optional)
  • vanilla ice cream optional

Instructions

Crust

  • Preheat oven at 375 degrees F
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, sugar and salt
  • Cut butter into flour mixture until well combined into large crumbles using a pastry blender, fork or food processor
  • Add ice water a little at time until dough is moistened and comes together in a ball
  • Form into ball and flatten to round disk
  • Roll dough on floured surface with rolling pin to about 12 inches round

Filling

  • In a large bowl, add sliced apples
  • Sprinkle with sugar and flour and toss to coat
  • Sprinkle with apple pie spice and toss to coat
  • Pile apples in the center of the crust
  • Fold edges of dough over apple mixture, crimping the edges slightly
  • Bake for 45-50 minutes
  • Serve warm or room temperature with your favorite toppings

Notes

Apple Pie Spice - Make your own apple pie spice blend using this recipe, or you can substitute 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon, ¼ teaspoon nutmeg and ¼ teaspoon allspice.

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